Candidate questions for the 2017 town election

Here’s this year’s Manomet Current Candidate Questionnaire for this year’s town election.

There are questions for candidates running in all contested races. Candidates should respond via e-mail to manometnews@gmail.com.  

Answers will not be edited or proofread. Please make sure to review your answers before sending them. Do not provide any attachments with your answers, they will not be included with your response.

Answers will be posted at manometcurrent.com in the order they are received.

 

All Candidates

  • Name
  • Office you’re running for
  • Street you live on
  • Town boards and committees you have served on
  • In one sentence, why are you running for office?

Board of Selectmen

  • Do you think Selectmen should have put a question on the ballot regarding retail marijuana sales in Plymouth?
  • Do you believe property taxes are too high in Plymouth? If so, what steps do you think should be taken to control them?
  • How do you think the town should make up for the revenue lost when the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is shut down?
  • What steps should the town take to combat the opioid crisis?

Planning Board

  • What changes, if any, do you think should be made to the Plymouth Master Plan?
  • How do you envision the development of the 1,500 acre parcel of land surrounding the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station?
  • Do you think the Planning Board has done sufficient  oversight on major projects like the Pinehills or River Run?

Redevelopment Authority

  • What do you think is the most effective way for the town to promote the development of affordable housing?
  • Other than what is already provided, what other programs should the Redevelopment Authority offer to homebuyers?

Town Meeting

  • Do you think Selectmen should have put a question on the ballot regarding retail marijuana sales in Plymouth?
  • How do you envision the development of the 1,500 acre parcel of land surrounding the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station?
  • Do you believe property taxes are too high in Plymouth? If so, what steps do you think should be taken to control them?

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